News & Updates
Earlier today, Councillors on the City's Parks and Environment Committee made history by establishing the city's first Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Subcommittee to focus on what Toronto can do to get the city ready for climate change.
During his 2014 election campaign, Mayor Tory supported many of TEA's recommendations in our Green Action Agenda, including actions to prepare for climate change, to reduce waste and toxics, and to improve TTC service and air monitoring.
On Monday evening Torontonians elected a new Mayor, and 7 new Councillors. 37 Councillors who served on the last City Council were re-elected.
Over ten weeks in 2014, TEA's Waste Free TO Challenge asked Toronto residents and communities to take ten steps to reduce waste, share their ideas and stories, and win prizes. Thousands of people participated, and hundreds took the Challenge online - what we found surprised us.
The TV cameras and bright lights were turned on. The packed room went silent. Then, Olivia Chow and John Tory walked on to the stage, followed by the debate moderator, Burkhard Mausberg, CEO of Ontario’s Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation.
In this issue, we have some exciting updates about our debate and our nomination as Toronto's Best Enviro Group! And we provide you with the resources you need to help elect a green council.